China’s first Passive House office building now certified Local stakeholders turning increasingly to energy efficiency (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 2 July 2015) Darmstadt, Germany. The Passive House concept has reached yet another milestone in the growing market of China: The countries’ first office building designed to this highly energy efficient standard has been certified [read more »]

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The NY15 Passive House Conference & Expo was a great success. Thank you to everyone who came out!  We can’t wait to do it all again next year. Presentations from this year’s event are now available on our website, under Resources.

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Cornell Groundbreaking from 475 HPBS on Vimeo. “This spring we said “Passive House Poised To Go Big.” Now we’re saying “Passive House Is Going Big.” On June 16th, Cornell Tech held a groundbreaking ceremony on Roosevelt Island. While the event took place to announce Bloomberg Philanthropies $100Mil gift to the new campus, the “BOOM!” heard round [read more »]

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s watershed report One City: Built to Last looks to Passive House standards to inform how New York might reach its goal of 80% carbon reductions by 2050.  In doing so it raised many questions: What might implementation look like?   What are the hurdles we see?  What are the opportunities? [read more »]

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By Emily Nonko From the Observer:   “Last winter, Carroll Gardens resident Laura Mackall didn’t turn the heat on in her home once. “We just didn’t need it,” she said, “And the house stayed between 68 and 70 degrees all winter.” Ms. Mackall lives in a four-story rowhouse that she retrofitted as a Passive House [read more »]

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Further Awards Announced for Passive House Pioneers Chris Benedict and Henry Gifford New York City (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 The 4th Annual New York Passive House (NYPH) Conference and Expo happening June 11th in New York City will begin with the presentation of two awards: The NY Passive House Pioneer Award and the NY Passive [read more »]

Passive House Meets Net Zero Zeroing In On Energy Efficiency   Hosted by: CaGBC Toronto Chapter and Passive House Ontario Net Zero Energy Homes and Buildings are quickly capturing the imagination of homeowners, builders, and policy makers alike.  But what exactly does it mean to be “Net Zero”? The Passive House Institute (PHI) in Germany [read more »]

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Brussels building revolution sets example for New York City carbon reduction efforts New York City (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 The annual New York Passive House Conference & Expo will make the case that Passive House is uniquely suited to helping achieve New York City’s low-carbon future. “Exhibit A” will be the revolutionary progress enacted in [read more »]


German manufacturer receives the first-ever certificates for drain water heat recovery (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 21 May 2015) “Darmstadt, Germany. For millions of people, a hot shower in the morning is an essential part of modern life – but it also consumes a lot of energy. In order to contribute to increased efficiency in [read more »]

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  The New York Passive House Conference & Expo set for June 11th, 2015 New York City, NY (PRESS RELEASE) May 06, 2015   The annual New York Passive House Conference & Expo is set to take place June 11, 2015 in Manhattan at 125 West 18th Street and promises to make the case that [read more »]